Monday, June 30, 2008

This fraud is exactly what Our Lady of Akita warned us about

Here's some of the article from The Washington Times; Bishop knew of abortion plan
Told 'there was nothing he could do'
Julia Duin
Monday, June 30, 2008

The Roman Catholic bishop of Richmond was told that a diocesan charity planned to help a teenage foster child get an abortion in January and did not try to prevent the procedure.
Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo "was told erroneously that everything was in place and there was nothing he could do to stop it," said Steve Neill, Bishop DiLorenzo's communications officer. "He is very apologetic about the whole episode.

"It is very awkward, it is very embarrassing. A human life was taken. He certainly has not taken it lightly in any way. He is clearly opposed to abortion."

Mr. Neill said the bishop was informed Jan. 17, the day before an abortion was performed on the 16-year-old Guatemalan girl, who was a foster care client of Commonwealth Catholic Charities of Richmond (CCR), a group incorporated under the diocese.

CCR Executive Director Joanne Nattrass also knew about the planned abortion, Mr. Neill said. "The director was very upset about it and it clearly went against all she stood for as a director of Catholic Charities," he said.

After The Washington Times revealed the abortion on June 18, Ms. Nattrass released a statement on June 19 saying the incident was "contrary to basic teachings of the Catholic Church."

Federal authorities are investigating CCR because the girl was a ward of the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement in the Department of Health and Human Services. HHS had contracted with CCR to take care of the girl, whose parents are not in the country.

Ms. Nattrass wrote that neither CCR nor diocesan funds paid for the abortion but did not say who did. Federal law forbids any federal funds to be used.


Blogger Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

Have a drink on me Your Grace.

5:02 PM  
Blogger Former Altar Boy said...

He couldn't do anything, my ass!Total B.S.! He could have told them not to do it (publicly) and waited to see if they disobeyed him. (Why aren't they excommnicated now!) He could spoken out publicly from the steps of his cathedral to massed news cameras. Instead, he chose the role of coward.

8:41 PM  
Blogger ignorant redneck said...

I wonder--is there any way under canon law we could file some sort of charge against him?

9:41 PM  
Blogger Kit Brookside said...

So someone says "nothing can be done" BEFORE the deed takes place and STILL he didn't bother to try?

Would he had made an ass out of himself for trying too hard than not at all.

I am still waiting for the promised housecleaning we were promised by Rome.

10:42 PM  
Blogger homeschoolofthree said...

While everyone is busy pointing fingers and being so pious...has anyone stopped to pray for the two children whose lives have been so horribly damaged or lost; the infant and the teenager? May God have mercy on the mother and grant that she may someday be in heaven with her child.

11:57 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

You're right. I should be ashamed of myself.

May God forgive the mother, and have mercy on her.

May He have mercy on the baby, and may His Perpetual Light shine upon him/her.

May the wraths of Sts. Peter and Paul come down on the heads of the individuals who manipulated the mother and killed the child.

5:51 AM  
Blogger Al said...

Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo "was told erroneously that everything was in place and there was nothing he could do to stop it,"

& the Bishop bought it??????????????

I would have been demanding the heads of everyone involved, immediately!!!!

He could have gone public, etc as Altar Boy pointed out.

& if the director was upset, why didn't he do something?

The whole story doesn't pass the smell test to me.

Lord have nmercy on everyone involved.

3:50 PM  
Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

Yes, there is a canon law that can be pulled out, disgrace to the office of the episcopacy...(i'll look for the number)...I change my tune, disposition for the Bishop IMMMEDIATELY!

Let us pray for everyone involved as well.

6:17 PM  
Blogger Richard said...

This bishop could have at least threatened to shut Catholic Charities of Richmond down before they carried through with helping the girl get an abortion. He had nothing to lose in comparison to a human life had he at least threatened CCR with something, which would have been totally in his power to do. His cowardice has resulted in murder.

12:13 AM  

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